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I'm both editing and sick today, which is combining to create an effect wherein I'm spending way too much time picking over KB and too little spent doing what I need to be doing. So, all right, it's time to get back to focus, exorcise demons and get on with what needs to get done this year. To that end, I'm going to start this thread, playing off something that I've seen a few others mention around the WC. I bulked up a little after my first year writing, lost a good portion of it last year solely through diet, and have had holiday pounds attack me over the last weeks with all the ferocity of a bag of angry cats turned loose upon a man smeared with tuna fish. I need to start an exercise routine, and I've always found group accountability works a lot better with this stuff than just sitting quietly behind the keyboard and being the only one who knows or cares whether I hit the recumbent bike today or not.

So if anyone wants in on this - to report diet or exercise changes they want to make, either on a daily or weekly basis, by all means, join in. I wouldn't want to see any kind of negative comments or reprisals for anyone who wanted to join and didn't hit their goals every day (that's just not nice) but I find positive reinforcement and encouragement helps me stay motivated to keep going, especially during the first thirty days when it's a chore to get into the exercise routine.

If you do want in, you could post your goal, what you're going do to achieve it on a daily or weekly basis, and any other info you feel pertinent or are comfortable sharing. Like me, I'm going to ride the bike four times per week and hold to my diet.

And if you don't want in...uh, well, I pray this thread sinks mercifully to the bottom of the WC archive like a newbie indie writer's dreams of great success after publishing that short story they unearthed from their high school comp class. (What? Like I'm the only one who thought about it.)
 

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Haha. Good idea.

I lost 33lbs in 2012 and have another 130 to go.  I started doing Crossfit and eating pretty clean (cutting the junk! except for a little dark chocolate and the occasional icecream).  So that's basically my plan.  I'm doing xfit twice a week for now, hoping to ramp up to 4x a week by March.  I used to be really in shape, and I'm hoping to get back to that.
 

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Dude, I am ON THIS.

I'm not really worrying about weight loss (I have a pretty good diet going and I'm happy with my size), but I need to get my lazy buns moving. Standing up hurts. That's how much I'm sitting. So I'm thinking of buying one of these to go with my treadmill: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IYRBI0/

If the only way to use my computer for writing/gaming/Reddit purposes is to be walking, I will be forced to walk! Brilliant, right?

Or else I'll stop working and start slobbing around on the couch more.
 

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Wow, DoomedMuse, way to go, that's amazing results. Sounds like you're pretty motivated.

SM...I admire your...uh...boldness? I don't think I could handle one of those desks, but that is partially because I *hate* treadmills. I, too, am feeling the pain of a sedentary writer's life (walking from the basement to upstairs is just...exhausting nowadays) and using the bike is going to do less for my weight control and more for my ability to chase my kids without doubling over gasping.

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Or else I'll stop working and start slobbing around on the couch more.
Yep. That'd be it for me. And two days ago I would have called that Win/Win, but...positive encouragement, y'know, it's a New Year...work hard, hit goals and all that.
 

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As soon as I get my treadmill (the delivery people have it in our city now), I'll post a hilarious gif of me attempting to write while walking on it. I'm curious about how it'll affect my writing. Will everyone in the stories be walking while talking?

None of my non-elastic pants fit.  :mad: I need to lose fifteen pounds or get a new wardrobe.

LOL!!! SM Reine has already had .5 meltdowns! Okay, not funny, I guess. Uh, hugs?
 

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I've always been committed to regular exercise, but I've fallen off the wagon the last few months.  Starting January 3rd, I return to the gym 3X/week.  I had a head start at cutting back on food when I awoke with a 24 hour stomach bug early yesterday morning.  No food for a day greatly reduced my appetite.  I WILL drop 10 pounds before we go to Mexico for a week in March.  Otherwise, the swim suit scene will be ugly, very ugly.  Although, no body of this age is ever beautiful in a swim suit.  Do only young people join nudist clubs?
 

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Dalya said:
LOL!!! SM Reine has already had .5 meltdowns! Okay, not funny, I guess. Uh, hugs?
It's a meltdown in progress. I've set ridiculous deadlines for myself that I've failed to meet, and my doctor has refused to refill my Prozac (sigh, not joking), so it's meltdown central here at Casa de SM Reine!

I bet getting on my treadmill and moving would help with that.

The world may never know.
 

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glutton said:
I'm 5'10 140. I'll die if I lose weight. ;D
Commit to bulking? Get yourself a set of free weights and start heavy lifting, son! Grr! OATZ AND SQUATZ

Sapphire said:
I've always been committed to regular exercise, but I've fallen off the wagon the last few months. Starting January 3rd, I return to the gym 3X/week. I had a head start at cutting back on food when I awoke with a 24 hour stomach bug early yesterday morning. No food for a day greatly reduced my appetite. I WILL drop 10 pounds before we go to Mexico for a week in March. Otherwise, the swim suit scene will be ugly, very ugly. Although, no body of this age is ever beautiful in a swim suit. Do only young people join nudist clubs?
Actually, every nudist beach I've been to has mostly been populated by older people who have become comfortable with themselves, and realized that every form is beautiful. I'm sure you'll look great in your swimsuit, no matter what happens. :)
 

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glutton said:
I'm 5'10 140. I'll die if I lose weight. ;D
So the name glutton is supposed to be ironic? Why must you taunt us fat people? ;D

And, WOW, SM, nice sales numbers! Holy crow!
 
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Commit to bulking? Get yourself a set of free weights and start heavy lifting, son! Grr! OATZ AND SQUATZ
But then I won't be able to crossdress as a supermodel in their beautiful skinny supermodel clothes. :D
 

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smreine said:
Dude, I am ON THIS.

I'm not really worrying about weight loss (I have a pretty good diet going and I'm happy with my size), but I need to get my lazy buns moving. Standing up hurts. That's how much I'm sitting. So I'm thinking of buying one of these to go with my treadmill: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IYRBI0/

If the only way to use my computer for writing/gaming/Reddit purposes is to be walking, I will be forced to walk! Brilliant, right?

Or else I'll stop working and start slobbing around on the couch more.
I got this one for Christmas: http://www.amazon.com/SurfShelf-Treadmill-Desk-Laptop-Holder/dp/B001M04RBK/

It's much smaller and cheaper. I'll let you know how it works!

I'm totally in on this, by the way. I've needed to lose weight for ages and the situation has gotten MUCH worse since I went full time with the writing. Having back and knee issues at my relatively young age is ridiculous. I need to get moving!
 

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Caitie Quinn said:
It's going to be a good year. No. Really. *tells self again*
I'm gonna have to be skipping the Fat Free Friday threads for a while, I think, Caitie, or at least the indulgence part of them, since I have a certain amount of skepticism about how fat free those treats are, exactly...just gonna have to dose myself on positivity, instead.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who's going to be a fat loser in 2013. Err, I mean, is going to lose fat in 2013. Whatever. You all know I mean. Glad I'm not alone on this.
 

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Rachel Schurig said:
That looks great! I might get it as a temporary thing for my iPad, but I'm hoping for something a little more permanent in the long run. I'd like to be able to put both of my monitors on there so I can do graphic design work while walking, too. My husband and I are giving a dubious side-eye to the $500 desk, though. He might just build a shelf for me.
 
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So the name glutton is supposed to be ironic? Why must you taunt us fat people? ;D
Food is one of my greatest pleasures in life so it's not that ironic, I just can't seem to gain weight due to being Asian (stereotype lol...)

I actually have almost the same physical stats as Wonder Woman, except in the comics Wonder Woman is drawn less skinny than me. :(
 

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I posted this in another thread, but here's the BBCode for the table Robert and I have in our sigs, in case anyone else wants one. "TR" means "table row," so if you want to add rows for other data, just copy the bits between the TRs and /TRs. :)

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Put me down for -35 lbs! Seriously, the past couple years have been wonderful for my writing but not so much for my health.

I'd love to have a treadmill/desk setup, but I don't think it's a priority for me financially. I've had some good and productive workouts with my iPhone and Siri out on the trails, and walking has always been a great way to get my ideas flowing. Siri is nice because the transcription can be sent to my email, so then I can just copy/paste into my document. But Siri is intermittent at best -- sometimes she works perfectly, and other times hardly at all. And if I want to read anything back, that means I'm reading while walking. The trails around here are pretty smooth and I have yet to fall into any ravines, but I do feel like it's only a matter of time. :D

But it's my best bet for workouts. I'd rather be out hiking than doing anything indoors. Then it'll be camping season again too, so that should get my butt off the couch! And I want to start doing yoga again too. My hubby bought me a brand new cushy mat for Christmas, so I'd better make use of it.

As for diet, I'm planning to cut carbs way down, and though I love my wine dearly, there's a LOT of unnecessary calories there. I've never been able to lose without cutting wine first.
 

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Laura Rae Amos said:
As for diet, I'm planning to cut carbs way down, and though I love my wine dearly, there's a LOT of unnecessary calories there. I've never been able to lose without cutting wine first.
Life...without...wine?

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